Hard to Pronounce English Words

Hard to Pronounce English Words

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Be it because of the spelling, multiple meanings, homophone twins, or the fact that you haven’t heard of it before, there are always some words that are JUST SO HARD TO PRONOUNCE!

First, I don’t understand why…I mean WHYYYY do some words have totally different alphabets in their spellings and then completely different sounds in their pronunciation?

And then, even if I can get my head around this and actually make an effort to learn the so-called ”CORRECT PRONUNCIATION”, somehow, somewhere, someone changes it altogether.

Again, WHYYY????

Well, turns out that complaining won’t help and the fact that I am an Indian who wants to speak English (hopefully with an accent) but struggles with the pronunciation of certain words, I figured that SO DO YOU.

So, why not use the best tool at my disposition– my mother tongue HINDI in this process.

Here I have a collection of some most common but hard to pronounce (or mispronounced) English words, and today we’ll conquer them all.

NOTE: I have opted (for the most of the words) US / American pronunciations as I feel that they are much more common than the British ones.

WHAT?
You don’t believe that there is a difference?

READ THESE: 
UK Vs. USA: Pronunciation Differences
British English vs. American English

OKAY! Back to the words, let’s begin.

COLONEL
Meaning: An officer of high rank in the army or air force.

COLONEL-min

CHOIR
Meaning: 
A group of people who sing together.

CHOIR-min

NICHE
Meaning: 
A position particularly well suited to someone who occupies it.

NICHE-min

MISCHIEVOUS
Meaning: 
Naughty or annoying but playful behaviour.

MISCHIEVOUS-min

ARCTIC
Meaning: 
The icy cold area around the North Pole.

ARCTIC-min

FEBRUARY
Meaning:
Do you seriously need to know the meaning?

FEBRUARY-min

CHAOS
Meaning: 
A state of total confusion and mayhem.

CHAOS-min

HIERARCHY
Meaning: 
A system in which people or things are arranged according to their importance.

HIERARCHY-min

ZOOLOGY
Meaning: 
The science or branch of biology that deals with study animals (especially their structure).

ZOOLOGY-min
Make your vocabulary free from incorrect pronunciations with the help of our other blogs:
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